The Victor Cafe

4.9
2385 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
The Victor Café is an Italian restaurant that cultivates old traditions and seamlessly blends them with new ones. With classic Italian dishes and unforgettable live music, we invite you to join us for many enjoyable evenings for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Seatings available:
Sundays 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursdays 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Upstairs lounge and bar open Friday through Sunday
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Phone number
(215) 468-3040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Victor Cafe contains a grouping of intimate dining rooms which offer seating for a maximum of 135 people. Inquiries for smaller groups are also welcome. Special events may be booked for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Cocktail hours with hot and cold butlered hors d'oeuvre may be arranged. We believe you will find the Victor Cafe a most unique dining experience.

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Private party contact
The Distefano Family: (215) 468-3040
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad Street
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Parking details
Valet parking costs $12. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) - Tasker/Morris Station
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Entertainment
Live opera seven nights a week by talented professionals as well as students.
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Special events & promotions
For parties larger than 10, please inquire within.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2385 People Are Saying
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food
4.8
service
4.9
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Experimenting the opera singing was so amazing and food Devine!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great experience. Great food, service and entertainment! Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

been there many times. Wonderful service and atmosphere. The food is a bit inconsistent have had great meals and a few so so. But all and all a wonderful and I hope forever place.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a unique experience with great food. Totally enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We love Victor Cafe and make it our go-to place to celebrate special occasions.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The Victor Cafe is a gem....good food, reasonable prices and talent galore!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

whenever we want to go somewhere special, we have "Victor" at the top of the list
Good food, cozy, great music is what we get... We love it.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Entertainment was wonderful, prices reasonable, food enjoyable, service friendly and quite competent. All in all our evening with out of town guests met our expectations. Will definitely come again

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Intimate experience with authentic food. Beautiful opera voices from staff and the best dining experience my wife and I could have asked for on our 5-year anniversary.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

What a great experience. The food,decor, service was fabulous. Plus live opera singing.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

A delightful dining experience, even for those who are not fans of opera. Food is very good. Wine list has a good selection at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great service! Friendly staffs! Delicious food! Love it!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Had family from out of town in visiting and thought this was the perfect spot. They loved it from the upstairs lounge to the dining/opera experience, food and service it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Birthday party

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Sehr freundlicher Service. Das Essen ist mega lecker. Tolle Idee mit den musikalischen Oper-Live-Einlagen. Absolut zu empfehlen. Es war ein schöner Abend. Vielen Dank dafür! :-)

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Excellent operatic performances, and excellent service, but they really need to step their food came up. The food is really mediocre. This is the place to take folks for a special occasion or a celebration. But this is not the place to go to if your main objective is good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Glad we tried this restaurant recommended by a friend. Delicious food, a historical place, and the singing was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

All good. Out of special offerings too early.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Another wonderful experience at Victor. The food was excellent. The entertainment was exciting. I actually reserved my table on the wrong date on the website. It could have been a disaster, but the owner was gracious enough to seat us very quickly despite my error.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We've been to Victor Cafe before and it seems like the food has gone up a notch. There were 4 of us and everyone had an excellent meal. Of course, the entertainment is wonderful. The incredibly talented staff are just delightful.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We were late arriving (I had notified the restaurant) and they were very accommodating. The restaurant was full on this Saturday evening and the wait staff was very cordial and not rushed. The food was excellent as was the service. The opera songs delivered beautifully by the wait staff was amazing (even though I'm not a fan) but the highlight of the evening was being serenaded by 4 waiters singing an operatic version of Happy Birthday!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Our server was a nice guy, but he couldn’t answer my friend’s question about a menu item very clearly; however, he did accommodate us when we needed the bill split between three credit cards (we were unaware a limit of two is the policy but we didn’t have enough cash to comply). The food was good. My sweet potato tortellini had good flavor with the brown butter but they were a bit dry. My friend commented the veal piccata was tasty, but tough. We fully enjoyed and appreciated the entertainment of the talented waiters and the drinks were very good.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Would like to see a better balance of the singers- mostly one style- please balance the waiters styles when scheduling.
The styles after the fist singer was the same- was very repetitive.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

A wonderful evening filled with affordable and flavorful drinks, delicious food and tasteful entertainment!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Had been there before but too two out-of-town colleagues and they thoroughly enjoyed the unprecedented experience. Nothing like it.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I had a wonderful meal at Victor Café. I'm not really a fan of opera but found the singing wait staff to be absolutely stunning! Be sure to ask for Yanellie!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Fantastic talented staff- beautiful singing & excellent service. A bit noisy & claustrophobic. Food was great although a little pricey. Great for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Outstanding experience! A must go when in Philadelphia. The staff is courteous and attentive to details. Glad to have shown our children a taste of Opera. Will definitely make a trip back.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food was very good. The entire package which was the wait staff which consisted of professional opera singers made the evening special. If you enjoy music and opera in particular Victor Cafe is worth seeking out.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing time seemed like a well kept secret but with beautiful singing

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The singing was great- however the quality of food has suffered since our last visit about 2 years ago. My bolognese and my partner’s fra diablo were rather tasteless

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I should have called and confirmed my reservation.
I requested 5, but somehow someone confused it with another reservation and the table wasn't ready.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It was a very enjoyable dining experience. The staff was very entertaining and the service was good.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I have dined there several times usually with friends who visit Philly. I have never been disappointed. The staff is super friendly. The food is very good, the service is excellent, and the entertainment is exceptional. My friends are always impressed.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Delicious food and drink in a romantic opera atmosphere. If you enjoy live opera don’t hesitate!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Nice place to food and Have a great time. Wonderful restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

this Was a special evening and a memorable event
We will return often with our friends

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

WONDERFUL!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Lovely experience. Wait staff are wonderful and very talented. It was quite a treat to experience such beautiful singing.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I ever had. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. The singing staff was heart warming and gave me goosebumps. Can't wait to go back!

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